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  • Muskrat Misinformation (vs. the place of Muskrats in the Natural World) Muskrat with mouth full of food. By Tony Campbell. An unfortunate pattern of anecdotal pieces about muskrats appeared in the local news this year: first it was "Little creatures create ...
    Posted Dec 28, 2017, 11:59 AM by Scott Slocum
  • MN bill advances to require landowner permission for trapping 3/30/2017 news from the MN state capitol on the bill to require landowner permission to trap (HF 1924 / SF 1390):Update: 5/12/2017Bad news: the protections ...
    Posted May 12, 2017, 4:22 PM by Scott Slocum
  • Your Legislators: not protecting your dogs from body-gripping traps. Last month on the show Your Legislators (Pioneer Public TV 2017b), four members of the Minnesota Senate and House of Representatives discussed some of the issues of the day, including ...
    Posted Mar 12, 2017, 1:22 PM by Scott Slocum
  • 2015 MN Senate hearing of SF 592: to prohibit recreational wolf trapping and snaring This is a video excerpt of the 3/9/2015 MN Senate hearing of the wolf-trapping and snaring regulation bill SF 0592: no recreational wolf trapping, snaring, electronic calling ...
    Posted Mar 15, 2016, 10:33 AM by Scott Slocum
  • Dogs and traps on trails in the Mat-Su Valley, Alaska. TV News series by FOX 4 News at 9:00 reporter Gretchen Parsons.Part 1: Lynn D. Mitchell describes the Alaska Safe Trails petition to prohibit trapping near designated trails ...
    Posted May 8, 2015, 11:37 AM by Scott Slocum
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  • How much difference do cable restraints make for non-target animals? Cable restraints are a special type of snare. They're used to catch wild animals for the fur trade and predator control. They can improve animal welfare; and in many ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2016, 8:17 PM by Scott Slocum
  • Don't you know your voice is stronger as part of an organization? Yes, but I also need to speak as an Independent.
    Posted Mar 24, 2015, 12:25 PM by Scott Slocum
  • Why should MN switch from lethal snares to cable restraints? Cable restraints would be a compromise between trappers and animal-protection advocates. They're not perfect, but they can make a big difference for dogs! This note is meant to ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2016, 8:26 PM by Scott Slocum
  • Why can't traps just be outlawed? Some trapping programs are considered necessary for public safety and wildlife management. Such programs are allowed everywhere in the world, even where recreational trapping is severely regulated. Ideally, they're ...
    Posted Dec 14, 2014, 11:09 AM by Scott Slocum
  • If I'm trapping legally, how can anyone say I'm doing anything wrong? This question comes up most often in the form of a statement like "He was trapping legally; he didn't do anything wrong." This statement is most often made after ...
    Posted Dec 11, 2014, 5:38 PM by Scott Slocum
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